Cookies and Cream Parfait

by Dorothy Reinhold on December 31, 2017

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Dessert doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be a simple affair, with only a couple of ingredients. As long as they are the RIGHT ingredients!

Today I’ll show you how to improvise an easy parfait, which is really just layers of delicious stuff served in a glass so you can see the different strata. (Do I get points for using “strata”  in a geological way in a food blog post? I think so.) We could call it Cookies and Cream Layers, but we really want an excuse to use a French word, so parfait it is.

I’m also showing you that you can use any glass or container you have that pleases you, including a recycled jam jar! So many times I look at recipes that are presented in expensive, beautiful serving pieces, and I think, “I don’t have anything like that,” and I move on. No need for that today. You have my permission to (1) tweak this recipe any way you like, and (2) use any serving piece that floats your boat.

Cookies and Cream Parfait with Hazelnut Wafer cookies on ShockinglyDelicious.comLet’s get started. This Cookies and Cream Parfait can be dessert for tonight!

Here’s what you need

Loacker wafers used for Cookies and Cream Parfaits on ShockinglyDelicious.comLoacker Wafers, which are high-quality crispy wafers with various fillings. They’re known as “The Keebler of Italy,” for their light, airy, crispy wafer cookies that are perfect with a cup o’ tea or as a wonderful snack or dessert. They’re indulgent, but with all-natural, better-for-you ingredients sourced from Italy — the finest Italian hazelnuts, real “Bourbon” vanilla pods, aromatic cocoa and the finest quality milk.

For today’s recipes, I am using

  • Loacker Hazelnut wafer cookies
  • Loacker Napolitaner milk chocolate with hazelnut cream filling , chopped hazelnuts and crispy wafers
  • Loacker Quadratini Vanilla wafer cookies
  • Loacker Quaratini Chocolate wafer cookies

You’ll also need to have some whipped cream on hand. I prefer to make my own, but I won’t judge you if you want to use the kind in the squirt can. It’s all legal here on Shockingly Delicious. 😉

Homemade Whipped Cream by

Now we’re ready to assemble the parfaits. I’ll show you the basic one, and then a couple of variations.

Start with Loacker wafers for Cookies and Cream ParfaitStart by building layers with your choice of cookies, then whipped cream, then even maybe something fun like fruit (or not), and then do it all over again until you have it as tall as you want.

Cookies and Cream Parfaits with Loacker Hazelnut Wafers on

Cookies and Cream Parfaits with Hazelnut Wafers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Serving Size: 1 parfait

Hazelnut wafers and homemade whipped cream make a light, airy, special dessert, topped with hazelnut chocolate.


  • Loacker Hazelnut wafer cookies
  • Homemade whipped cream (see recipe above)
  • Loacker Napolitaner chocolate


  1. Choose a glass. Use any glass you like; this is a rocks glass or an old-fashioned glass, but you can use any size or shape you like.
  2. Start by layering the wafer cookies, breaking or cutting to fit. Add a dollop of whipped cream, followed by another layer of water cookies, and another layer of cream. Build it as full or as high as you like. Finish with a layer of chopped Napolitaner, or simply roasted chopped hazelnuts if you would rather.
  3. Refrigerate, covered, for at least an hour, to allow the cream to soften the wafers a bit. (I also ate one after 24 hours of refrigeration, and it was great!). Be sure to cover the desserts so the cream doesn't dry out in the refrigerator.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

Chocolate Cookies and Cream with Cherries

Chocolate Cookies and Cream with Cherries on ShockinglyDelicious.comFor another variation, use Chocolate Quadratini wafer cookies, homemade whipped cream, and halved maraschino cherries. Be sure to top if off with a whole cherry. Note I have used a recycled jam jar for this, and I think it looks cute in there!

Vanilla Cookies and Cream Parfait with Cranberry-Ginger Relish

Easy Vanilla Cookies and Cream Parfait with Cranberry-Ginger RelishAnd for an even more sophisticated flavor, use Vanilla Quadratini wafer cookies, homemade whipped cream, and Fresh Cranberry-Ginger Relish. I know you have some left over from the holidays.  😀 If you don’t have any left, use any fresh cut fruit that you like, such as strawberries, raspberries, even tangerine segments or sliced bananas. For this one, I used a stemmed pudding glass that I got for 50 cents from a thrift store. Elegant, eh?Vanilla Cookies and Cream with Cranberry-Ginger Relish dessert on

Are you ready to try it yourself? It is so easy, you could even assign the task to your kids.

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Cookies and Cream Parfaits: Flavored wafer cookies layered with homemade whipped cream and perhaps some fruit make a light, airy, perfectly elegant yet simple dessert on #Loacker #parfait #dessert Loacker logoDisclosure: I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers. I received Loacker products to facilitate my post, but the recipe, opinions and creative content are my own. Visit #LoackerLove for other great Loacker-inspired recipes. Stay connected with LoackerUSA on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. And be sure to enroll in Loacker’s Insider Loyalty Program to start earning free Loacker treats today. Thank you for supporting the brands I love, which helps me bring you new recipes on Shockingly Delicious. 

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Grant Redonn December 31, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Well i would probably enjoy, “Vanilla Cookies and Cream Parfait with Cranberry-Ginger Relish”. seems right up my alley with flavors.
Definitely be something i’d look forward to at the end of a week.


Kristina December 31, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Yum! I loooove these cookies. Hazelnut is my favorite!


Lana Watkins December 31, 2017 at 4:05 pm

I grew up with wafer cookies and now my daughters love them, too! If I had to pick, I’d go with the first parfait, as I am partial to hazelnut.


Cathy A December 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm

What a fun and delicious way to make dessert!


SallyBR December 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm

THey all look absolutely scrumptious!!!!!

now imagine if I’m the lucky winner… start 2018 on a sweet, wonderful note!



Dorothy Reinhold December 31, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Happiest New Year back atcha!


Debra C December 31, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Mmmm…these look delicious and I love how you made a delicious easy dessert! I think I’d choose the hazelnut cookies, I love hazelnuts!


valerie December 31, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Dark Hazelnut Wafers would be my first choice to try.


valerie December 31, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Looks easy and delicious – my kind of dessert!


Dana @ Foodie Goes Healthy December 31, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Any crispy cookie with hazelnut is a winner for me! Using them in a parfait is genius— they look so festive but are so easy. Happy New Year!


Healing Tomato December 31, 2017 at 3:13 pm

I love parfaits and your collection is getting bookmarked! Also entered your giveaway!


MImi Avocado December 31, 2017 at 3:13 pm

I love those Loacker cookies! Fun to make the little parfaits…I’ll bet kids would love doing that! Or just dip those cookies directly into whipped cream! I would LOVE to get that prize box!


Dorothy Reinhold December 31, 2017 at 9:14 pm

Oh YEAH, straight away dipping them right in. Perfect!


Karen December 31, 2017 at 3:03 pm

What beautiful parfaits! These wafers sound delicious!!!


Bobbi | Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen December 31, 2017 at 3:02 pm

OK, now I have a major sweet tooth and need this parfait in my life!!


Sara December 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm

I love the use of Strata and your parfaits are fantastic! So easy to put together too. This is something the Mini’s and I could make!


Dorothy Reinhold December 31, 2017 at 9:15 pm

They will love these, for sure!


Hung Le December 31, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yum!!! Gotta try these!!!


Dorothy Reinhold December 31, 2017 at 9:15 pm

They are right up your alley.


Lauren Kelly Nutrition December 31, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Awesome giveaway!! Happy New Year!


mymansbelly December 31, 2017 at 2:46 pm

These all look so delicious. Wish I lived closer. 😉 I’d love to try the vanilla wafers.


Dorothy Reinhold December 31, 2017 at 9:15 pm

My Man’s Belly,
I have a bag of them with your name on it!


Betsy @ Desserts Required December 31, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Loacker Hazelnut wafer cookies are fabulous! I love the parfait you created. Now I just have to hope that 2018 brings me a really big box filled with Loacker goodies!


Donna Currie December 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm

These are the cookies of my childhood! Love the hazelnut ones!


Erika December 31, 2017 at 2:17 pm

This looks fantastic and so easy!


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